In 2016, an Indian woman named Daljinder Kaur gave birth to her son at the age of 70. She instantly became known as the world’s oldest mother.
Erramatti Mangayamma hails from a small village in India. She waited 60 years to have children with her 80-year-old husband, Rajarao.
The couple got married in 1962 but were never able to conceive.
Now, at 74 years old, Erramatti has reportedly unseated Daljinder as the oldest mother in the world — after giving birth to twins!
Doctors agreed to oversee Erramatti through IVF treatment at the Ahalya Hospital in 2018. She was inspired to try getting pregnant in her 70s after learning it worked for her 50-something neighbor.
Because of her age, Erramatti was unable to release her own eggs. If she did get pregnant, she knew she would not be able to breastfeed.
Doctors retrieved eggs from a donor and collected sperm from her husband. Incredibly, Erramatti conceived within the very first cycle.
In September 2019, it was time for Erramatti to give birth via caesarean operation … and doctors are now calling this a “medical miracle.”
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